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looking for a 1911 for my next gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    Hi guys so can I find a 1911 5 inch with beaver tail and 3 dot sights for under 700$ would the pt1911 be a good start ???? What do you suggest .
     
  2. Solo

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    Rock Island Tactical 1911s
     
  3. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

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    Para Ordnance make some pretty good 1911s for 6-700 range.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    RIA Tactical. Currently out of stock at Buds but shows a price of $445 whenever they do have it. They also have a Tactical Rail model that's available for $631.
     
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    Rock island @Centerfiresystems
     
  6. OilyPablo

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    Nothing wrong with a RIA.

    USA made Ruger SR1911 would be (and is) my choice.
     
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    Ruger SR1911
     
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    Is there an echo in here?

    SR1911. You can probably find one for around $650 - that's what I got mine for. RIA also makes a fine budget 1911...though I've never owned one. The SR1911 is my everywhere1911 - on the nightstand or in a chair, I take my Ruger everywhere.
     
  9. marine 97-03

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    What about the PT1911...seems to have a ton of features ,,, isn't RIA. ATI, and Metro arms all made in the PI ...some in the same plants as the other ones juts stamped with different names?
     
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    I would look at the Ruger or the STI SPartan. I currently carry a Kimber Custom II, but I think it's just out of the given price range.
     
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    STI Spartan easy. I love mine and it compares fairly favorably with my Les Baer as well.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a pt1911, I had one once, nice front and backstrap checkering, slide serrations, and my favorite, skeletonized trigger, this gun never failed me, just traded to a Kimber custom II.
     
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    Lovin' mine.
     
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    I would advise staying as far away from Taurus as possible. I am also not big on the Remington R1 or any of the Filipino manufactured 1911s. (And yes, I have owned one.)

    I would make an exception for the RIA Spartan. The parts are manufactured in the Philipines, but final fitting and assembly is performed by people who know what they are doing.

    The Ruger 1911 is another good choice, especially if you like a stainless 1911.

    If you know what you are looking for, you can find a higher end used 1911 at a bargain price. But that might take a while to learn the ins-and-outs....
     
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    I love my Spartan, too. But it doesn't meet his requirement of 3 got sights. He'd easily go over $700 buying new sights.

    OP, I've heard some good reviews of the PT1911, but beware of their customer service should you need it. For that reason alone I would choose the RIA, or Ruger. Or the Spartan if you can live with/afford to switch out the sights.
     
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    Colt! Commander size suits me. For under $700, it would have to be used.
     
  18. marine 97-03

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    Just seen a Girsan MC 1911......WOW..
     
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    That looks like a darn nice gun for $600!
     
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    Here we go again! My choice in your price range hands down would be the STI Spartan as well. Now to correct what's been said:

    STI is an American (USA) company and manufacturer of 1911s and 2011s. The Spartan's slide and frame are manufactured by Armscor in the Phillipines to STI's specs. STI ships the internals to Armscor where they are fitted, again to STI's specs. by a group of Armscor employees who have been trained by STI.

    Now I respect your budget but I don't care at all for 3-dot sights. A link to the Spartan: http://www.brazoscustom.com/sti_guns/sti_spartan.htm
     
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    Can I get it with 3 dot sights?
     
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    I used to just black out the rear dots on Novaks. Now I've taken to replacing them altogether. Faster without them and every bit as accurate when I tried it.

    As it was explained to me (roughly): the brain attempts to interpret what it sees. Training tells you the top edge of the front and rear sight must be aligned and used for aiming. Center the front post in the rear notch and that's that. But those three dots keep drawing your attention as the brain seeks meaning and alignment which of course distracts you from what needs aligned and furthermore from the front sight where you must focus.
     
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    They got a SS Spartan ?
     
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    Only if you buy aftermarket.

    Parkarized only.
     
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